This course is designed for dental practitioners and their staff who wish to learn more about the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) on primary teeth and how to incorporate SDF into their dental practice. The course will provide an introduction to SDF, summary of the primary literature on the efficacy of SDF in children, review a protocol for applying SDF on primary teeth, and discuss clinic set-up and materials to facilitate the use of SDF. This practical guide on incorporating SDF into a dental practice will include a discussion of family education, informed consent, recommended patient selection, application duration, documentation, dentist’s role, assistant’s role and video of application with clean-up. This course is consistent with the AAPD’s ‘Chairside guide: Silver Diamine Fluoride in the Management of Dental Caries Lesions.’
NOTE: SDF is particularly relevant in the current climate as a minimally invasive caries arresting treatment without hand piece aerosol.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) as a caries-preventive intervention for primary teeth in the United States
- Cite primary literature and professional guidelines related to SDF in primary teeth
- Describe a protocol for applying SDF in a clinic setting, including the dentists’ role, the assistant’s role, clinic supplies, billing and progress notes
Jaqueline Burgette, DMD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Public Health and Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Burgette earned her DMD degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She received her pediatric dentistry certificate and PhD in Health Policy and Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Burgette continues to be affiliated as a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Burgette joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2017. In addition to conducting research, Dr. Burgette is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She provides pediatric dental care at University Dental Health Services (UDHS) and teaches clinical pediatric dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry.
Webinar: 8PM – 10PM EST
Continuing Education Units
2 contact hours. Lecture
|Dates||Location||Course #||Contact Hours|
|June 8, 2021||ZOOM Webinar||210669.05||2|
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